CHONDOPROTECTIVE OR SUPPLEMENTS FOR JOINTS
EXPLANATORY NOTE! As previously indicated, this kind of PomPomDog posts regarding health and nutrition, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and having read different opinions. However, in case of any doubt or problem, ALWAYS ask your veterinarian.
In today’s post we take the opportunity to share with you one of the last purchases for Colette: supplement tablets for joints.
As you know, Pomeranian dogs have, because of their small size, genetic predisposition to suffer from patella luxation, which makes them limp. There are different degrees of luxation ranging from grade 1 to grade 4, being grade 4 the most severe. Dogs with grades 2, 3 and 4 of patella luxation need to surgery. However, for grade 1 of luxation and, above all, to strengthen their joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilages, and to avoid, as far as possible, degenerative diseases in the joints in the future, such as arthrosis, this supplements for joints, or also called chondoprotectives are very beneficial.
In addition to dogs with joint problems or genetic predisposition to arthrosis, this kind of joints supplement is also recommended for:
- Female dogs in the third and last term of pregnancy to favor the healthy formation in the fetus joints.
- Dogs with a high physical wear, like dogs taking part in competitions, races or hunt.
- Old dogs.
- Overweight dogs.
Joint supplements help to prevent from joint damages, either avoiding collagen damage, either helping the body to build it. It is true that there is food from which you can get chondoprotectives, because of its high collagen content like, among others, pork or beef ears, pork or chicken legs or pork nose.however, we prefer to give these tablets to Colette, because the absorption by the body is total.
Which are the ingredients? There are many brands of joint supplements for our dogs in the market. We chose this one because it is a 100 % natural supplement. Its main ingredient, present in 40 %, is the New-Zealand mussel meat, raised and collected by hand. Last years, the mussel has taken the place of the shark cartilage, as it contains a higher concentration of actives substances (glycogen, glucosamine, omega 3…). On the other hand, it is preferable the consumption of mussels to not support the massive hunting of sharks, to which their cartilaginous skeleton is extracted alive 🙁
In addition to mussel meat, this supplement contains grape seed and acerola extract, field horsetail, nettle, dandelion, vitamin C, … all natural substances that promote the formation of synovial, the “oil joint”, helping the regeneration of the motor and joints mobility.
You can find this joint supplement in powder, granules or in tablets. We give it to Colette in tablets (a dose of ¼ tablet per day), as if it was a treat, as a complement to her regular diet. Don’t forget to check your veterinarian about this and other supplements and the recommended dose specifically for your dog.
And you, do you give joint supplements or any other supplement to your dogs?
As always, we will be happy to know your experience. For this, don’t hesitate to leave comments on this. Thank you very much!